The Bait Bike
Ever wondered how to get your bike back after it's been stolen?
With excitement building for the release of Season 1 of To Catch a Bike Thief, a lot of people have been curious about the technology we've used and how it is integrated into our show. Here is a short video of Ryan Whyte showing off our first Bait Bike and how we use it in the show.
We realize - of course - that bike thieves might be watching and recognize the bike on the street. While that might be bad for the show, it would prove that GPS tracking of bikes can act as a deterrent toward bicycle theft, and should be considered as a tool to help prevent theft.
One of our goals for To Catch a Bike Thief is to be able to demonstrate how new technologies, and social media tools can help cyclists and their communities protect themselves against bicycle theft. So we're working with inventors, programmers and tech enthusiasts to help us come up with cool and innovative ways to use technology to help stop bike theft.
Do you have any unusual and/or fun ideas for ways that technology could be used to deter or protect against bike theft?